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Jan 23, 2008, 12:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Sounds good to me. I'll try to be on Thursday evening as soon as I can.
Hang on. It still has to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority.
(Also, I'm not sure this Thursday [Tomorrow] is notice enough)


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East Coasters

Dakar - 20
Available: Tues-Thurs 6pm - 1am EST, Late Friday (post 12am), weekend days
Guests: saint1684, chubbito
sek929 (FattyMcBlobicus) - 42
Available: Thursday and Fridays, weekends

klb5090 (Kevin Bogues) - 35
Available: Mon - Fri 5pm - (Question Mark) EST, weekends

starman (S7arman) - 20
Available: Mon - Fri 7pm - (Question Mark) EST, weekend days

jokell82 (thejokell) - Undetermined [I think we can assume that you also are at least a 10]
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Guests: Union 360

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::maroma:: (Andallray) - 16
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Guests: decog, medium9, crosseyied

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Chuckit (Charlie Blue) - Undetermined [I think we can assume you're at least a 10]
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Jan 23, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
i'm down for thursday and if not this the next one is fine too.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 02:03 PM
 
Well, I very, very rarely play ranked, so my skill rank is shockingly low, but I'll throw my name in.

Charlie Blue — skill rating 2 (srsly, no typo)
Available: W-F any time after 6:30 PST, pretty much anytime on weekends

Of course, if y'all don't want to team up with someone of such sketchy rank, I'd understand. Just thought it sounded fun.
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Jan 23, 2008, 02:52 PM
 
The more the merrier, Chuckit. It'll be strange to play a game with you after being members here for so long.

I'll be on Thursday, I have no work Friday so I can play all night.

I'm actually getting pretty excited about this. It looks like we might be able to get a good crew.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 03:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Well, I very, very rarely play ranked, so my skill rank is shockingly low, but I'll throw my name in.
We'e not concerned about skill per se, I'm just trying to gauge it for divvying up the group for a few friendly Team Slayer games. And one unfriendly one.

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Heh, is it a coincidence that you've turned blue here?
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 03:35 PM
 
Alright, without everyone having weighed in yet, let's consider tomorrows get together informal. 9pm EST (6 PST)
(Also, I added names and times up at the top of the page, for convenience's sake)

On the agenda:
A few free-for-alls to warm up (More if we're having a good time)
A few Team Slayer games (hopefully we balance the teams by the end)
A Legendary Battle on my Sandtrap Variant (Provided we have 6 or more peeps and no one objects outright)
We do the BTB thing, and somebody helps me get a boatload of Wheelmans
We brag and post pictures in this thread the next day

Oh, I created a cheat sheet for everyone.


I think tonight I will go through and friend request those I have neglected thus far. This should allow late-comers to join our games in progress, if need be.
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Jan 23, 2008, 03:56 PM
 
Sounds like way too much fun for me to skip. I don't play Halo 3 much anymore thanks to TF2, but I'll hop on tomorrow night and play. Gamertag is "thejokell".

I have a friend who is a lurker here as well - can he be invited or should we exclude the non posters?

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Jan 23, 2008, 04:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Sounds like way too much fun for me to skip. I don't play Halo 3 much anymore thanks to TF2, but I'll hop on tomorrow night and play. Gamertag is "thejokell".
Cool. If you'd like to provide availability info (like everyone else) for future outings, it'd be much appreciated.

Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I have a friend who is a lurker here as well - can he be invited or should we exclude the non posters?
I initially said I was open to guests, in case we had a bad turn out. We have a good turn out here (at least it looks that way), so I'm going to back away from that a little bit and say everyone is invited to bring one guest, mostly with the purpose of helping keep our party size even numbered.

However, if they're too good (I imagine we'll be worrying about sek more), or we have too many people when we go into MM, they will be politely asked to leave first. Does this sound fair to everyone?
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:16 PM
 
Sounds good to me.

I'm back to a 41 in other H3 news...
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:20 PM
 
You may want to borrow a mic for tomorrow night, fatty. And no need to feel self-conscious as you've heard my pre-pubescent voice. My sarcasm on these forums will never hold same bite for you people ever again.
don't contradict that they have bite smartasses

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Jan 23, 2008, 05:28 PM
 
I apologize in advance for whatever drunken/stoned behavior that may be going on in the background.

I can wrangle a mic from my buddy cheezydog who is at Best Buy right now getting his replacement box so he could join us. It would balance out the scheme of things having two +40s.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:30 PM
 
Also, Chuckit said he was a 2.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I apologize in advance for whatever drunken/stoned behavior that may be going on in the background.
I look forward to muting you!

Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
I can wrangle a mic from my buddy cheezydog who is at Best Buy right now getting his replacement box so he could join us. It would balance out the scheme of things having two +40s.
That's the spirit, and I was considering that about cheezy. Course, that leaves kb as the lone 30s guy. We'll figure it out.

This thing sounds like it has the potential to be gigantic now.

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Also, Chuckit said he was a 2.
I know that. But he says he doesn't play ranked, so I'm not gonna make the guy look bad just for that. jokell's in the same boat anyway (He's a 4). I've seen how bad people can be, and if my friends can make 10 Ranked, guaranteed these guys can. Guaranteed.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:34 PM
 
Sounds awesome. I'll be there tomorrow. Let's hope Sek goes easy on us.

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Jan 23, 2008, 05:37 PM
 
Cool, everyone but Starman has checked in.

Also, I PMed Chris yesterday. I haven't heard back from him, but with a little luck maybe he'll catch this thread.
(Did dustrho weight in? I'll PM him just in case)
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:39 PM
 
I'll be on tomorrow, (Dakar if you can add me as a friend tonight it would help) and although i'll be mic less my guest (apsolid121) should have one hes a 47.
     
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Sounds awesome. I'll be there tomorrow. Let's hope Sek goes easy on us.
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:40 PM
 
I'll be going through the list and adding everyone tonight.
     
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My mercy only extends to my girlfriend
Are we still talking about teabagging?
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Cool. If you'd like to provide availability info (like everyone else) for future outings, it'd be much appreciated.

I initially said I was open to guests, in case we had a bad turn out. We have a good turn out here (at least it looks that way), so I'm going to back away from that a little bit and say everyone is invited to bring one guest, mostly with the purpose of helping keep our party size even numbered.

However, if they're too good (I imagine we'll be worrying about sek more), or we have too many people when we go into MM, they will be politely asked to leave first. Does this sound fair to everyone?
Sorry, available around 6 or so and after that on weeknights, and pretty much all weekend EST. And yeah, my ranking sucks. I can count on one hand the number of ranked matches I've played. I'm much better with a keyboard and mouse. Go easy on me.

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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Are we still talking about teabagging?
The next time you do that I'm going to spit something on my keyboard.
     
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And yeah, my ranking sucks. I can count on one hand the number of ranked matches I've played.
I assumed as much.

Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I'm much better with a keyboard and mouse. Go easy on me.
Uh-oh, jokell's already making excuses fellas!
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:51 PM
 
Oh yeah, in the interest of fairness, if anyone has a Forged level they'd like us to play on, please put it up on your File Share and we'll squeeze it in tomorrow night.
Not so fast, sek.
     
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
I'll be on tomorrow, (Dakar if you can add me as a friend tonight it would help) and although i'll be mic less my guest (apsolid121) should have one hes a 47.
47 eh?

The difference between 40 and 50 is like 0 and 30 IMO. Not just in overall skill but the difficulty of ranking up.
     
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Yeah, he'll be killing us noobs way too much.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Oh yeah, in the interest of fairness, if anyone has a Forged level they'd like us to play on, please put it up on your File Share and we'll squeeze it in tomorrow night.
Not so fast, sek.
I don't even know if my Forge level is suitable for large-scale play. I took it off my share recently, but I can throw it back on just in case we feel adventurous.

Edit: I guess this thread was a success after all.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 05:54 PM
 
I kept a copy, but yeah, sounds like our group will be way too big for Guardian. Not mention you should probably test yours with 4 guys first, considering how crazy it is.
     
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So crazy it's KRAZY.

I think my fusion core-laced walkways (that respawn in 10 seconds) make it Krazy with a K.
     
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I might go so far as to call it K-k-k-krazy
     
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No, that's to far.
     
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K-krazy?

Edit: BTW, I don't care if you and I account for 4 pages, this thread is still way bigger than I ever thought it would get.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 06:02 PM
 
I'm just pumped about these long-time members coming out of the woodwork for some Halo action.
     
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Jan 23, 2008, 09:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I assumed as much.

Uh-oh, jokell's already making excuses fellas!
No excuses needed - I just suck on a console. Heck, on another forum I post on I was in a group called the "Halotards".

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Todays images are brought to you thanks to Man Cannon shenanigans.



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i must say i'm a big fan of the flying bubble
     
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Most of the time it's a waste of a perfectly good bubble shield, but every once and while, someone at least sees it and laughs.
     
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Todays images are brought to you thanks to Man Cannon shenanigans.
Yeah, but have you ever skyjacked a Banshee off a man cannon? I did.

I'll post the video later.

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Well since I'm (obviously) wicked bored I'll do an update on my ranked stats.



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Wow, a perfection medal. That's awesome... almost as awesome as my skyjack


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Awesome! Did you plan that or was it luck?
     
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Yeah, but have you ever skyjacked a Banshee off a man cannon? I did.

I'll post the video later.
I'm definitely not that good, but I do enjoy surprising those ****ers with a nicely timed mid-air energy drain.

Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Well since I'm (obviously) wicked bored I'll do an update on my ranked stats.
See, what I don't get is I suck so bad, yet I have twice your Steaktaculars. Too many non-slayer games on your part?
     
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Well, I had a great idea last night. We should get a group shot of the NNers, like so:

I'd also like to take a moment to cry about the best shoulders only being unlockable through the damned Mongoose Mowdown achievement.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Awesome! Did you plan that or was it luck?
A little bit of both. Thought I was going to overshoot him so I kept pressing the Right Shoulder button and hoped for the best.

Originally Posted by Darkar the Fourth
Well, I had a great idea last night. We should get a group shot of the NNers, like so:
Maybe we can perform of some "extreme" stunts with the vehicles and make a video... like these guys.

YouTube - Halo 3 Stunts

YouTube - Halo 3 Xtreme Stunts!!!!

I would like to try that Mongoose on top of a Hornet trick.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Maybe we can perform of some "extreme" stunts with the vehicles and make a video... like these guys.

YouTube - Halo 3 Stunts

YouTube - Halo 3 Xtreme Stunts!!!!

I would like to try that Mongoose on top of a Hornet trick.
I can't watch these, because I'm at work, but it's starting to become my wheelman's dream to splatter someone with an airborne warthog.

BTW, taking a Warthog through a mancannon is very unsatisfying.

Edit: If anyone has played Rocket Race's Sandtrap Tricks, then you know about the one checkpoint that floats in mid-air that you need to jump with a mongoose. It'd be fun to remove the checkpoint, have someone in a Hornet hover there, and have a couple of dudes on a Mongoose jump over it.

--we should probably save these fancy ideas for when we have a smaller crew, or of we do this with any semblance of regularity.

Edit 2: Do we have any Rocket racers in here? That'd be fun if at some point we have a crew of 6 or 8.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Heh, is it a coincidence that you've turned blue here?
The official stance of the government on this issue is "yes."

Actually, it was one of those things that results from trying eleventy billion names you want, getting rejected and finally asking yourself, "OK, what the **** isn't used?" It comes from the fact that anybody named Chuck will invariably get a "Charlie Brown," "Chuckles the Clown" or "Charles In Charge" joke at least once a week.

By the way, I'll see if I can make it tonight, but I might be a tad late.
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Actually, it was one of those things that results from trying eleventy billion names you want, getting rejected and finally asking yourself, "OK, what the **** isn't used?" It comes from the fact that anybody named Chuck will invariably get a "Charlie Brown," "Chuckles the Clown" or "Charles In Charge" joke at least once a week.
At least you didn't go xxX Charlie Brown Xxx

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By the way, I'll see if I can make it tonight, but I might be a tad late.
9pm is sort of an early bird goal (start meeting in the lobby). ::maroma::'s official availability starts at 10pm. starman has informed me he may not make it, but if he does, it'll be after 10.30.

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Oh, and I got a response from Chris (posted earlier, like page 2). He has some messed up priority called school interfering, and urged us to hold multiple outings so he may join in a later one.
     
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Jan 24, 2008, 02:13 PM
 
I don't know how long I'll last after 10:30. I'm usually out by 11:00 or so.

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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
See, what I don't get is I suck so bad, yet I have twice your Steaktaculars. Too many non-slayer games on your part?
Playing against upper 40s kind of levels the playing field. I'm impressed with your stats though. You have more triple kills than me and I guess I have yet to get a ranked Overkill. You've also got more assasinations too.

Nice work, Dakar.

Edit: After going between 41 and 42 all last night I finally ranked up to 43! Yay!
     
 
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